Professor Paul P. Brooke Jr., Dean
Department of Communication Disorders
Associate Professor Rajinder Koul, Interim Chairperson.
Associate Professor Sancibrian; Assistant Professors Corwin, Hicks-Bourland, Nigam, and Paschall; Instructors Flores, Keller, Schmitt, and Sims.
This department offers study in the following graduate degree programs: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, Master of Science in Communication Disorders and AUDIOLOGY, Doctor of Audiology.
This professional education requires two years of study beyond the baccalaureate level. Admission into the professional program begins in March of each year for the following class. Class enrollment is limited each year and admission is competitive. To be considered for admission into the professional program, the applicant must meet a number of requirements that include a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders or completion of leveling course work. Students have two options for satisfying the requirements for the comprehensive examination. They may conduct an independent investigation culminating in a master's thesis or complete a two-day written examination.
This professional education requires four years of study beyond the baccalaureate level which includes a professional residency year. Admission into the professional program begins in fall of each year. Class enrollment is limited each year and admission is competitive. To be considered for admission into the professional program, the applicant must meet a number of requirements that include a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders, basic sciences, or a similar program. Admissions are also open to current holders of a Master's degree in audiology via application and portfolio review. Students will complete both a research project and a comprehensive capstone course before graduation.
Students enrolled in either program are required to adhere to all policies as outlined by the department, the school, and the Health Sciences Center. Students also have specific rights as outlined in the student handbook.
The following courses are departmental course requirements. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in order to continue in the program. By the time of graduation, students are expected to have completed the requirements for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Courses in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (AHCD)
5100. Research Colloquium (1:1:0).
5310. Special Topics in Speech and Hearing (3).
5320. Research Design (3:3:0).
5321. Clinical Observation and Methods (3:3:0)
5323. Language Development (3:3:0).
5325. Childhood Speech Disorders (3:3:0).
5328. Seminar in Voice Disorders (3:3:0).
5329. Fluency Disorders (3:3:0).
5330. Dysphagia (3:3:0).
5332. Management of Healthcare Clinics (3:3:0)
5362. Motor Speech Disorders (3:3:0).
5366. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3:3:0).
5380. Graduate Clinical Practicum: SLP (3).
5385. Internship in Speech Pathology and Audiology (3).
5390. Graduate Clinical Practicum: Audiology (3).
5399. Clinical Syndromology (3:3:0).
5424. Pediatric Language Assessment and Intervention (4:4:0).
5463. Adult Language Assessment and Intervention (4:4:0).
5544. Clinical Amplification (5:5:0).
6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).
7347. Aural Rehabilitation (3:3:0).
7348. Educational Audiology (3:3:0).
7351. Counseling in Audiology (3:3:0).
7352. Medical Aspects of Audiology (3:3:0).
7355. Hearing Conservation and Instrumentation (3:3:0).
7364, 7365. Electrophysiology I and II (3:3:0 each).
7370. Cochlear Implants (3:3:0).
7373. Neuroaudiology (3:3:0).
7375. Professional Issues in Audiology (3:3:0).
7379. Audiology Grand Rounds (3:3:0).
7385. Internship in Audiology (3).
7390. Clinical Practicum (3).
7442. Psychoacoustics (4:4:0).
7445. Advanced Clinical Amplification (4:4:0).
7449. Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System (4:4:0).
7450. Pediatric Audiology (4:4:0).
7544. Clinical Amplification (5:5:0).
8000. Doctoral Dissertation (V1-12).
For additional information concerning a career in either speech-language pathology or audiology, contact the Department of Communication Disorders. All programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation and the Professional Services Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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